I enjoyed the game a bunch but I'll echo some of the sentiments around here. Especially having to play ship classes that make no sense to unlock others. Looking at the jupiter arms, Jumping from Tier 2 to Tier 3 - I have to play the dover. I'm not particularly good with the class, and in general it's not terribly useful in pick-up games (non-squad). I can pick off some repair ships or snipers - but it isn't really my thing. So, I'll play it - when I don't enjoy it and I don't feel like I'm contributing much to get to the Palos.
However, it feels like all the problems that were here when I left are still much in place. It's a beautiful game and is great for 20-30 hours. I can't see myself playing this indefinitely. So, I'll probably put another 5-10 hours into this game (which I haven't paid anything for yet; because it hasn't really done anything that I want to pay to play for) and uninstall.
Game's solid but there's a ton of matchmaking games that do this pretty well, and the pace of this game is slower without the satisfaction of tactical positioning that flying 'larger' ships would generally give me.